Monday 27 February 2012

Diamond Anniversary - maybe?

In July of this year my mum and dad in-law will have been married for an amazing 60 years. I want to try and make them a really special card and have decided that over the next few months I will try out a few different ideas and see which I like best, as it's their diamond anniversary I definitely want plenty of bling, so here is my first attempt.

I thought that black and white would look quite classy so I embossed black card cut it into four strips and attached them to the front of a square card blank, attaching them alternately as embossed and de-bossed (the other way over LOL!). I added a die cut border along the bottom, covered with wide black organza ribbon and then made a bow to attach to the right hand side using a diamanté ribbon slider. I made up a lollipop flower using 5 circles, 3 plain and 2 patterned, crumpled them up, unravelled them, joined them all together with a brad in the centre, crumpled them up and unravelled them again, then attached the diamanté heart to the centre. The swirl was die cut and then glittered before attaching behind the flower. A couple of extra gems finished it off.

Embossing folder – Crafts Too – Daisies
Flourish Die – Memory box – Madera corner
Border Die – Marianne – Anja Lace
Wording – Peel Off
Digi patterned paper – Pink Petticoat
Diamanté heart, ribbon sliderribbon and gems – MeiFlower

Not sure yet if this is the look I am going to go for, or if I prefer a card with an image, but I still have plenty of time to try out different things.

Colette xx


Karen said...

Lovely card Colette. I like what you have done with the embossed panels - alternating embossed and debossed - very effective. I also like the monochrome scheme, and all the little 'blingy' touches. Elegant!
Karen x

Seafield Jo said...

This is beautiful Colette. Very classy, I love the flower.

Look forward to seeing your next option.

Jo x

Roma said...

Gorgeous card ,very luxury looking x

Kirsty said...

Hi Wow just had to comment on this one it's so incredibly beautiful really is stunning !! I think it's so perfect !!;0)